Tag: paula kiger

Mar 8 2012

Con recuerdos: A U.S. mother and her Guatemalan peer

Paula Kiger is a CFCA sponsor and blogger at www.biggreenpen.com. For International Women’s Day, she sent us this blog post about her mission awareness trip to Guatemala last year.

CFCA sponsor Paula Kiger and ribbon embroidery gift

CFCA sponsor Paula Kiger and her ribbon embroidery gift from a Guatemalan mother.

Thirty-eight people and I participated in a mission awareness trip to Guatemala in July 2011.

On our first full day in Guatemala, we traveled to the CFCA center in San Lucas (about a two-hour drive).

On the way, we stopped in Ciudad Vieja to get acquainted with the people who are served by the CFCA office there.

The people at that office went out of their way to give us a big welcome. There were songs, dances, presentations by project participants, and lunch.

At each of the places we visited, we were given mementoes of the visit.

At Ciudad Vieja, we were given samples of the candy that many of the mothers of sponsored children have learned to make and sell to tourists. This project allows them to provide for their families and to learn a marketable skill.

We also heard from the mothers who do “ribbon embroidery,” also to be sold in Antigua, one of the main tourist destinations in Guatemala. Read more

Jun 2 2011

Sponsor writes about upcoming trip to Guatemala

CFCA blogPaula Kiger recently featured her story about raising funds to cover her CFCA mission awareness trip to Guatemala in this blog post on the Live Intentionally blog.

Thanks to the help of supporters, Paula has confirmed that itís official ñ she and her daughter will be traveling to Guatemala this July!

During that time they will meet Silvia, the friend her extended family has sponsored for six years.

We wish you all the best, Paula and Tenley! Looking forward to hearing more from you after your trip.